Tuesday, July 21, 2009


We recently did a post on Pocket Doodles For Kids by Bill Zimmerman and while a was creating the post, I came to learn that Bill Zimmerman also publishes a fun website called MakeBeliefsComix.com.

Make Beliefs Comix is a free comic strip creation tool for kids of all ages. It provides a variety of templates, characters, and prompts for building their own comic strips, encouraging children to express themselves through writing.

From Bill Zimmerman:

I envisioned MakeBeliefsComix.com as a place for you to come to and have fun by creating your own world of comic strips. My hope is that by giving you a choice of characters with different moods and the chance to write words and thoughts for them, you will tap into your creativity and explore new possibilities. After all, there is no greater force in life than the power of the imagination to free us from our immediate problems and to spur our energies to find solutions to our befuddlements.

This site provides a format for creating your own comic strips, by sliding pictures of characters into the comic strip boxes, sizing characters, adding thought and speech bubbles, and then text to the comic.


Need an idea for your comic? Just click on the "Story Ideas" box on the bottom of their website and they will provide help through "make beliefs", to create your graphic story.

There's also a section of information for teachers listed in the tab at the bottom of their website, where teachers can find "21 Ways To Use MakeBeliefsComix.com In The Classroom".

You will also find a "Printables" tab where you can print out comics and single drawings to print, write and color.

After completing your comics you can email them or print them out once.

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